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ms Koningsdam’s $4.1 Million Art Collection Ranges from Classic to Avant-Garde

Koningsdam Artwork

One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, ms Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception. With a collection worth $4.1 million, the ship highlights the talents of leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, working with art curator ArtLink, and YSA…

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Holland America Introduces Chocolate Surprise Dessert Parade

Holland America chocolate parade

Holland America Line is reinventing the traditional dessert buffet by introducing a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Rather than guests having to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a sweet treat, Chocolate Surprise brings bite-sized confections to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening’s entertainment….

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Holland America Line Offers More Ways to Experience the Panama Canal

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Travelers who want to transit the lakes and locks of the Panama Canal will have eight Holland America Line ships and 19 cruises to choose from between fall 2017 through spring 2018. In addition to the full transits, ms Zuiderdam will offer two Southern Caribbean & Panama Canal Sunfarer itineraries that feature a partial transit through the Panama Canal. With…

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Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam Unveils Enhancements

Westerdam Aerial New Stack

When Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam emerged from a 12-day dry dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Palermo, Italy, in late April, the ship debuted major renovations that added many new public spaces and amenities, including two firsts for the fleet: Explorations Central, or EXC, in the Crow’s Nest and Rijksmuseum at Sea. Westerdam also received the popular Music Walk venues…

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Holland America Line to Sail to Cuba Starting December 2017

Veendam

Holland America Line has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting with the Dec. 22, 2017, 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam. Holland America Line becomes Carnival Corporation’s third cruise line to be approved to sail to Cuba following the company’s historic inaugural sailings to the island last year. The addition of Veendam itineraries will…

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Holland America Opens Bookings for ms Nieuw Statendam’s Premiere Voyage

Holland America Nieuw Statendam

Bookings are open for the Premiere Voyage and 2018-19 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Statendam. Due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, the second Pinnacle Class ship in the fleet currently is under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. When Nieuw Statendam departs the yard, it will be delivered in Venice, Italy, Dec. 1. After…

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Big Names Added to Oprah Alaska Cruise

India Arie

Holland America Line announced today that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie; motivational speaker and fitness evangelist Angela Davis; and author, activist and speaker Glennon Doyle Melton will join Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah Magazine editors Lucy Kaylin, Gayle King and creative director Adam Glassman aboard the Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska this summer. Guests aboard the cruise…

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Holland America Line Marks its 70th Year in Alaska with Special Experiences

HAL Glacier Bay

In 2017 Holland America Line will celebrate its 70th year of Alaska exploration, and to commemorate the milestone anniversary the cruise line has planned special experiences and events that will take place on every Alaska cruise and on the popular Land+Sea Journeys. In addition to exclusive entertainment that was created especially for the anniversary that falls in the same year…

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Holland America Line Launches ‘Ready Set Sail’ Promotion

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As travelers get ready to cruise this year, Holland America Line is launching its popular Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities and up to $500 onboard spending money per stateroom. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 1, 2017, will be eligible to receive the offer, and guests who book a suite also will receive an…

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Holland America Line Celebrates 70 Years Exploring Alaska

Holland America Alaska

70 years ago this year, Holland America Line began exploring the fascinating land of Alaska. Since then, the cruise line has provided its guests with unforgettable vacations and explorations on both land and sea. In fact, Holland America Line has been sailing to the region longer than anyone else—and longer than it’s been a state. Travelers looking for an alternative…

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